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Lofting and Pattern Making for the Herring Skiff

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Course Overview

We're getting ready to embark on an ambitious community boat building project: a replica of the 1950s herring skiff, the classic boat of the North Shore fishing industry. Construction of the boat will be done in courses during the winter of 2020. Lend a hand with step one: lofting the boat based on measurements from the original. Learn the basics of boat lofting and derive two or three full size construction patterns that will be used for the eventual building of the herring skiff.


Sat, Sep 14th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-4pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $75.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Josh Tolkan
Josh Tolkan
Grand Marais, MN

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Lofting and Pattern Making for the Herring Skiff - 9/14/2019